Chad (Chad) McCoy (R-050)

State Representative Chad McCoy

Chad (Chad) McCoy (R-050)
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Capitol: 502.564.2217
FAX: 502.564.6543
District: 502.507.1856
Kentucky Legislature
Room 324-A Capitol Annex 702 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
702 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
Residence:Bardstown, KY

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Since his first election in 2016, Chad McCoy has made good on his promises to protect our constitutional rights and bring opportunities to Nelson County. During his first term alone, Representative McCoy was the primary sponsor of an unprecedented five bills that were signed into law. He was elected Majority Whip last session and continues to get things done for the people of his district. In 2017, Chad sponsored HB 100 - which created a market for the sale of vintage spirits and allowed Kentucky to showcase the history and development of its signature industry. In 2018, he was the primary sponsor of HB 400 (Bourbon without Borders) - which opened up many doors for Kentucky distilleries and wineries, including allowing Kentucky residents to ship bottles home to those visiting from out-of-state. The Kentucky Distillers' Association honored Rep. Chad McCoy in 2018 with its prestigious "100 Proof Award" for his leadership on the Bourbon without Boarders bill. In the Kentucky Legislature, Rep. McCoy has involved himself in many key issues that affect our communities- He helped complete a road project that reconstructs the interchange on Bluegrass Parkway at US 150. He has also raised awareness for the unsolved cases in Bardstown by bringing local families to the State Capitol to share their stories. McCoy has supported measures that cut the red tape on our local nonprofit organizations. During the 2018 session, he supported legislation to help our veteran organizations with charitable fundraising and gaming. Chad was the recipient of the 2020 Legislator of the Year Award from the Kentucky Motorcycle Association - an award to recognize work done to protect and preserve individual liberties. On behalf of the business community, Greater Louisville Inc also honored Chad as a 2019 Most Valuable Policymaker. Vocal about his support of pro-family and pro-child legislation, Rep. McCoy was presented an award in 2017 from Kentucky Youth Advocates for his work championing child abuse protections for our children. He sponsored House Bill 120 in 2018 which prohibits accused pornographers from making copies of child pornography evidence in court cases. He has also worked with the Republican Majority to comprehensively reform Kentucky's adoption and foster care systems. Due to the growing opioid epidemic and related, collateral damage, Representative McCoy worked directly with a number of Nelson County constituents to draft and pass HB 517 in 2018. The legislation affords grandparents a greater role in a grandchild's life in situations where a parent has died. Rep. McCoy has proved himself to be a true representative for Nelson County, frequently holding town halls to meet with constituents to engage with the most pressing issues. Time and time again, Rep. McCoy has used information from these meetings to fight for Nelson County and he is willing reach across the aisle to accomplish these goals. For the 2019 session, Chad McCoy was elected majority whip by his peers and found time to sponsor several of his own bills. One that passed was a bill to help veterans groups with charitable gaming remove some restrictions on how often charity fundraising events may be held at unlicensed facilities. Rep. McCoy currently serves as Vice Chair of the Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations House Committee as well as serves on the Banking and Insurance Committee, Health and Family Services Committee and Judiciary Committee. Chad McCoy graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1995. His legal career has spanned the spectrum from representing large multinational corporations in merger and acquisitions to representing indigent clients in criminal court. Chad is a life-long learner and avid reader. He is married to Dr. Holly McCoy and they are the proud parents of twin boys, Hunter and Woody. Their family is very involved in their Catholic faith, with ties to St. Joseph Parrish in Bardstown, Holy Rosary and Holy Trinity. His sons attended St. Joe Elementary, Bethlehem High School and now attend college at Carnegie Mellon and UC Berkeley. Chad lives with his family in Bardstown, next to his parents, with Holly, his two boys, their dog, 5 horses and a 3-acre vineyard.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Dr. Holly McCoy   DOB: 10/5/1970
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